The Reviews Are In

From WeddingWire

“We were having some difficulty finding the perfect person to preside over our wedding this past September. Our venue recommended Mark and after having an initial phone interview with him we knew he was the right person to marry us. He was so easy to talk to and took his time getting to know both of us and the story of our relationship. Through a couple video interviews and a questionnaire that we had to answer separately, Mark crafted a beautiful and unique ceremony that captured our love and support for each other, our desire to include both families in the ceremony and reflect our religious beliefs. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding ceremony than the one Mark created just for us. Thanks so much for everything Mark!”

– Erick Bartels

“Norma was the officiant for my wedding and she was AWESOME! She was very responsive and was incredibly easy to set up a time to chat with. We spoke with her mostly after work, close to 7pm, and we really appreciated her flexibility. Norma did a great job commanding the room and focusing on the love between the both of us at our ceremony. Neither my wife nor I are very religious and Norma did a great job learning about us before the wedding enough to accurately portray our love story to all our guests at the ceremony.”

– Jason Bergman

“From the very first phone call, we could tell that Mark was reliable and would be a great fit for us. He put both of our minds at ease throughout the process, was fantastic at setting up meetings and communicating with us, and ultimately was able to come earlier to the ceremony than we expected – which during the day of, is just one less stressor that you have to worry about. Mark is the definition of a reliable, caring officiant for your ceremony, you will be in good hands if you choose him!”

– M&P

“This was a second marriage for myself and my spouse. That being said we were not able to be married in the Church. I was disappointed and had no idea how to find an officiant. So I Googled…and started an online process. Norma got back to me very quickly. We spoke briefly on the phone about how the process worked and made an appt. to meet in person. I was skeptical at first, my traditional side thought it should be a man that married us. But when we met Norma I felt and immediate connection with her. As we sat and talked about our relationship, how we met, what was important to us as a couple and individually and beyond, my feeling toward her became warmer and warmer. I wanted Norma to be part of my family. Fast forward to our BIG DAY….the ceremony could not have been more perfect, it fit us and our love for each other and our families to a T. I wish I was better with words and writing….I want everyone to know how wonderful she is!! Thank you Norma and One Heart Ceremonies for making our day PERFECT!”

– Evelyn Staviski

“We used Norma Moutal as our officiant. We know of her through a close friend whose wedding she officiated. Our wedding was non-denominational wedding. I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic. She was very detailed and thorough. She met with us initially via FaceTime to ask us questions and get to know us. After we chose her, she sent us a questionnaire with many questions for my husband and me to answer separately and submit to her to help her write the ceremony. She was on point! It highlighted all the important things about us, our relationship, and our plans for the future. She gave us suggestions of other rituals to include in our ceremony because we were doing the breaking of the glass for the Jewish side. We included a Unity Candle and also a keepsake box, and two readings. The ceremony was appropriate length where all the important things were included, but was not too long and drawn out. Her delivery was excellent. She was absolutely perfect for our wedding, and we are so glad she was a part of our special day!

– Pam

“We had a big task ahead of us…organizing a wedding in less than 6 months! We scoured the wedding sites for great reviews and over and over again One Heart was top-rated. When we met Mark, we knew why. His calming demeanor and professionalism helped guide us during this whirlwind time. We met in person and just talked — about us, about our cat, something about football that I tuned out — what it was was natural and easy. Over the course of several weeks we continued our conversations, we talked some more, filled out a questionnaire and then Mark got to work on his personalized ceremony. He took into consideration everything – things we didn’t even consider – like the sensitivity of two faiths coming together and two cultures needing to find balance. He found that beautiful space within. The end result was a thoughtful and inspiring ceremony that joined our family and friends in the most compelling way. It was truly special to work with Mark and we highly recommend his services to any couple tying the knot!

Rasha Altidoka & Jamie Kiley
Maritime Parc, Jersey City

“We loved Norma from the start. She truly took time to learn who we are as a couple and crafted a beautiful and personalized speech for our wedding. We got so many compliments after the wedding on such a great officiant. She was professional and kind and that’s all we could ask for. We’re thrilled with how everything worked out.”

– Melissa

“My wife and I were very impressed with the ceremony Reverend Mark created for us. We wanted something non-denominational, with a touch of spirituality, touching on both of our cultures and faiths, while including personal anecdotes and sayings. Reverend Mark, was extremely thorough, very kind and a very good listener. Reflective of this, we had several guests post ceremony, ask if we had a personal relationship with our officiant pre-wedding, as he conveyed our life story and connected with both us and the guests in a great fashion. My wife’s father also commented on how Reverend Mark included such detail and life stories that he took some of his speech material. We found him to be very attentive and put our needs first, listening and creating a ceremony we will cherish for a lifetime. It was a true pleasure working with you Mark.”

Mariel Domeischel & Shiv Bhushan
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

“Norma was amazing. She wrote us a completely personal, unique ceremony that was everything that we wanted it to be. She really got to know us during the planning phase, and the questionnaires she had us fill out was so thoughtful and really made us stop and think about what we wanted. We got so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and how great Norma was. Thank you Norma!”

Robyn – Married 

“Mark is Great! Mark was very nice and attentive to our needs and wants for the ceremony. He fully grasped the message we wanted our guests to receive during our ceremony. We would highly recommend him to everyone we know. We also want to thank you for being so kind to us and making it an easy process.”

Slava & Shakira
New York, NY

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“Mark was absolutely incredible as our Wedding Officiant! He really took the time to get KNOW us personally, and in the end, it felt like he had been our Minister for years!!! He was so thoughtful and kind and went above and beyond to help make our Ceremony the most special it could possibly be. It was so us, so specific to our relationship and our dreams for our future. We are honored to have had him!”

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“Me and my Husband were in the search for an officiant who would give us a fun, sentimental and memorable ceremony and we found just that with Norma. From the very beginning Norma was attentive, responsive and easy to work with. She listened to who were were as people and made sure she put all of that and more into our ceremony. Norma was very kind and dealt with my MANY questions I had through out the whole process without a blink of an eye. She was there for us the day of with all of our nerves and jitters and managed to keep us calm and make us smile. She eased through the ceremony like a pro and even made due with the poor lighting she was given as our ceremony was outside and got dark quick. Thank you Norma for giving us such a wonderful experience that we will carry with us for a lifetime.”


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“MARK! What an incredible experience! From the initial meeting to the day of reading, you truly outdid yourself. I cried from start to finish, with our first reading and day of; he was able to capture the intimate moments while engaging our guests in our life story. I could not speak more highly of Mark and his services. He takes his time to really get to know the couple and crafts a ceremony entirely custom to you. You will NOT be disappointed with One Heart Ceremonies, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mark and Norma!”


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“Norma was amazing. She was the officiant of a friend’s wedding, and I fell in love with her warmth and ceremony and hired her for my wedding. This was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding. Thank you Norma for everything!!!”

Aimee & Adam

Dear Mark,

Thank you so much for being a part of our big day. And the part martch my wedding dress and bridesmaid dress theme color so well.You really brought our dreams and hopes into reality! It was such an honor to work with you. You made the planning a breeze even though we did this long distance from California! You made our day perfect.

Thanks again,
Melanie and Efrain
Central Park, New York City, NY

“Norma Moutal has been the most important person in two of my children’s wedding ceremonies and welcomed and blessed our two grand daughters. She guided each couple though their pre marriage “jitters” and was monumental in helping them overcome any difficulties in their decision making. She wrote unbelievably gorgeous ceremonies, one for a Jewish ceremony, and one for a non denominational ceremony. She showed compassion and understanding when broaching the deaths of our loved ones, and included thoughts of them in the ceremonies. Norma also blessed both of our granddaughters in their naming ceremonies. She is a fabulous writer, an eloquent and meticulous speaker, and a wonderful and caring person. I would gladly recommend Norma Moutal and One Heart Ceremonies for any couple’s marriage or any other ceremony that one may need. We were blessed when we worked with such a consummate professional.”

Marilyn and Shelly
Old Tappan, NJ

Dear Mark,

How do we begin to thank you for giving us the most perfect wedding ceremony and for making it truly ours? It was incredibly warm and appropriate and even more than we could have hoped for. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and to convey to our friends and families all the reasons why we are so great together and what is important to us as a couple. We will always hold you and the advice that you gave us close to our hearts.

Jen and Kevin
Long Island, NY

Dear Norma,

We want you to know just how much it meant to us to have you as part of our celebration. You made our wedding day more special than we ever could have truly imagined. Thank you for listening intently to our wants and needs. You truly recognized and honored our love for one another. By doing so you created a ceremony that not only touched our hearts but those of our guests as well.

Our wedding was 6 months ago and we are still getting compliments on how touching and warm the ceremony was.

Love and best wishes,
Erin and Howard
Stony Point, NY

Dear Mark,

We cannot ever begin to thank you enough for performing our wedding ceremony. You tastefully incorporated both of our traditions in a way that was meaningful for everyone. We appreciate all you did for us. We are so privileged and honored that you were a vital part of our beautiful ceremony.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Joe and Dana
Queens, NY

Dear Norma,

Barry and I loved our ceremony. You wrote and conducted a beautiful ceremony that reflected both of our cultures and spiritual beliefs and it resonated with our families and friends. The service easily incorporated our sons and through the combination of prayers, vows and statements about us you capture us as a couple. We were all very nervous and you put us at ease. Even when the microphone failed, you remained calm and continued the ceremony with grace… We will always remember our talks before the wedding when you became an immediate confidant. You made our ceremony a reality and something we will always remember with love and pride. Thank you.

Nancy and Barry
Tarrytown, NY